Last Chance To See Floating Cinema
Two final performances Sunday at Brentford Lock
People with a love of the nation’s canals and waterways have a final chance to see a free open air event at Brentford Lock on Sunday afternoon and evening (2 August).
For the past two months the Floating Cinema has been travelling from Brentford Lock to Bristol and back along the historic Kennet and Avon Canal hosting live shows charting the history of the canal route.
The free event on Sunday, 1pm until 4pm and from 8pm until 10.30pm, which is part-funded by Hounslow Council, is themed Return Journey and includes screenings of ‘From the Sea to the Land Beyond’, a maritime documentary by Penny Woolcock and featuring a soundtrack by British Sea Power, and, ‘Repeat to Flourish’, a newly commissioned documentary meticulously sourced from the towns and villages along the route. Marvel at the changing landscapes, people and history through an evening of film and sound installation.
The event is free but places must be booked in advance because space is limited. www.floatingcinema.info/events
Councillor Ed Mayne, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “This has been a fascinating project and I would very much urge people to book a place if they can. It’s as much a celebration of the borough’s history and how it was intertwined with the canal as it is an artistic take on the subject; and we were pleased to be involved.”
The Floating Cinema was designed and built in 2013 and serves as a floating arts space travelling around London and the rest of the UK taking the arts into communities.